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Klein Cederberg Nature Reserve

Our nine rustic stone cottages are set amidst 16,000 privately owned hectares of untouched wilderness which falls within the 200,000 hectare Swartruggens Conservancy, offering big skies, wide open spaces, and unobstructed views of the Tafelberg, Sneeukop, Katbakkies, and Koue Bokkeveld mountains.

Klein Cederberg’s inspiration is art, wilderness, and ecological conservation.

 

We invite you to: gather, unplug, and unwind. Observe contemporary sculptures by leading South African artists set against the backdrop of pristine nature. Stargaze under the clearest of skies. Enjoy fire cooked meals and reconnect with the essential in life: family, friends, and uninterrupted time in nature.

 

Experience the spirit of the Cederberg through a breathtaking landscape with significant history, once home to South Africa’s first inhabitants, the San people, whose culture dates back some 20,000 years ago. San Rock Art remains on some of our property’s sculptural sandstone rock formations, shaped hundreds of millions of years ago by glaciers.

 

At night, the fires & lanterns will be lit adjacent to the original 1700’s Settler’s Dwelling and Stable. Sunsets give way to starry skies. This former farmstead served as a grazing migration stopover point for sheep and goat trekkers traveling to Ceres Karoo via Katbakkies Pass.

 

The peaceful, private, and rustic back-to-nature atmosphere of Klein Cederberg is the perfect family, friends, or work retreat, ideal for guests of any age.

BIRD SPECIALS

Cinnamon-breasted Warbler Cape Eagle Owl, Protea Canary, Verreaux's Eagle, Black-necked Grebe, Southen Black Korhaan, Cape Clapper Lark, Karoo Lark, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Orange-breasted Sunbird

INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS

South Africa’s Cederberg region is heralded as one of the most premiere bouldering and rock climbing destinations in the world. We are conveniently located along the Cape Birding route with international birding tour groups visiting us yearly to catch glimpses of the sought-after Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and Cape Eagle Owl. Our property is also part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, known as one of the 34 internationally recognized “biodiversity hotspots," which provides endless opportunities for botany exploration.

A semi-desert environment and is in the mountains. This means the days can be quite hot and with a very strong sun, while nights can suddenly turn very cold. Occasional snowfalls do occur.

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